Articles by Patrick Totty

CUs Search for Hire Power

Reduce employee turnover by finding the best people and getting the most out of them.
HR tools help CUs find and keep qualified staff.
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Check 21: Image Is Everything

The latest in capture technology gives CUs entrée into new markets.
Even though the volume of checks written gradually declines each year, CUs should continue to invest in check-capture technologies that automate item processing and lower costs.
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Get a Charge Out of Your Cards

Boost credit card success by controlling expenses, embracing rewards.
Credit card profitability is surprisingly robust for many CUs.
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ALM Helps CUs Tough It Out

Tools keep CUs from sacrificing future margins for higher yields today.
ALM involves constant planning for possible future scenarios.
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Leave No Risk Unchecked

Globalization and electronic fraud heighten risks for CUs.
CUs are in the business of managing risk. Whether dealing with lending, investments, or liquidity, managing risk requires a careful and calculated approach.
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CUs Face Compliance Tidal Wave

Compliance solutions help CUs swim instead of sink.
Compliance requirements will cost U.S. financial institutions $30 billion through 2012.
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Build a Solid Mortgage Foundation

Tumult in the mortgage market creates opportunities for stable CUs.
Vendors see mortgage opportunities for CUs--ones the big banks and mortgage brokers let slip away.
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Boomers Look for Advisers

Failing to capture baby boomers' retirement assets could deal a big blow to CUs.
Failing to capture baby boomers' retirement assets could deal a big blow to CUs.
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Be a Master of Disaster Planning

Business continuity requires a broader definition of 'disaster.'
The term "business continuity" equates to "disaster avoidance."
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Raise Gift Cards Above the Clutter

Offer something unique that inspires members to buy CU gift cards.
Promote gift cards to SEGs to use as bonuses or spot awards.
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